Massachusetts is the lone state still pursuing harsher punishment for Microsoft's antitrust violations, having not agreed to the previous settlement terms between the software company, the Department of Justice and a number of other states. Late last week the Massachusetts attorney general filed a court report alleging that Microsoft is continuing its monopolistic practices by stifling competition with several Internet search engines and with a similar campaign against Adobe Acrobat/PDF.
You don't need to be an official Adobe beta tester to be able offer feature suggestions on future product releases, including Acrobat or the free Reader. Provide your feedback -- description and reasoning -- via an Adobe.com form (HTML).
Friday is the deadline for early discounted registration for a pair of multi-city and multi-date seminars led by Shlomo Perets of Microtype. 'Interactive PDFs with InDesign CS' and 'FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques' will be held at various locations over the next few months. Perets is also the author of our 'PDF Best Practices' series of columns.
We've expanded our monthly Top 10 best-selling products list to highlight the 25 top-selling Acrobat/PDF-oriented plug-ins, applications and solutions for the past year. Free demos are available of most products, so you can test drive them yourself to see why they're popular with many users.
Following Adobe's recent announcement of record quarterly and annual revenue, company CEO and president Bruce Chizen talked with Bloomberg.com about the financial success, about the apparent confusion among some analysts on the wisdom of investing in Adobe shares and about concerns over potential competition from Microsoft.
CNET News discusses the apparent motivation for Microsoft's belated decision to be more forthcoming with customers and partners about the XML schemas in its primary Office 2003 applications. The article also cites Adobe -- in the form of PDF -- as posing a growing threat to MS' document dominance in the enterprise, as we summarize.
OK, so you want to stamp your document. Maybe you need to give reviewers some advice about the document's status or sensitivity. This tip from author Ted Padova demonstrates how to add stamps with the Stamp Tool along with related comments.